Australia & New Zealand Collection(13 DAYS / 12NIGHTS)
Day 1: Arrive in SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. Meet your Local Host and enjoy afternoon sightseeing that highlights the best that this magnificent city has to offer, including the famous Opera House. (B)
Sydney, Australia. Your stay in Sydney includes a wonderful tour highlighting the best that this magnificent city has to offer, including a great photo stop where you enjoy a sweeping view of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. You`ll also see Kings Cross, the city`s nightlife area, and travel through exclusive suburbs to famous Bondi Beach. See trendy Paddington, the ultra-modern Darling Harbour development, and the historic Rocks area. On your own, you may wish to take a ferry to Manly and go swimming at the beach. If it`s wildlife you want to see, then Taronga Zoo is the perfect place for you. Here you can view kangaroos, koalas, wombats, dingoes and more. Perhaps you`d like to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge! Full-day excursions are available to the national capital, Canberra, or the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains, or you can learn of Australia`s famous wine making industry in the Hunter Valley. (B daily)
Day 2 – 3: SYDNEY. Two full days at leisure for your own exploration. You can visit the Taronga Zoo to view native wildlife, take an excursion to the Blue Mountains, or even climb the Harbour Bridge. (B daily)
Day 4: SYDNEY-CAIRNS. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairns. The remainder of your day is free. (B)
Cairns. The Great Barrier Reef. Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. You may wish to join a trip to Kuranda via the new Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. For the return journey, you can go via the old scenic rail route. See magnificent scenery, lush rainforests, and twisting waterfalls from the comfort of a restored, historic mountain train. Your stay in Cairns includes a half-day excursion to Green Island by fast catamaran, one of many beautiful tropical islands on the Great Barrier Reef. Here you can choose to snorkel or take the glass bottom boat to view the coral and array of fish, or join a naturalist for a guided walk through the island’s cool rainforest. During the remainder of your stay, you can take a morning hot air balloon ride over the tropics, or join an optional tour to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park — a fascinating portrayal of Aboriginal culture, dance, and folklore. For a fun way to spend an evening, join an optional outing to the home of a local Aussie family for a delicious meal, accompanied by Australian beer and wine. (B daily)
Day 5: CAIRNS. Take a half-day excursion to Green Island, one of the many beautiful tropical islands on the Great Barrier Reef. (B)
Day 6: CAIRNS. Full day at leisure. You can take a hot air balloon ride, discover Aboriginal culture, or have dinner Vits World an Aussie family. (B)
Day 7: CAIRNS-MELBOURNE. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Melbourne. The remainder of the day is free. (B)
Melbourne. A transfer to the airport for your flight to Melbourne. Your stay includes a city tour to introduce you to Australia`s second largest city. Travel along Collins Street, the ultimate shopping strip and business center, viewing fine examples of Melbourne`s architectural splendor, including opulent St. Paul’s Cathedral, Princess and Regent Theaters, Melbourne Town Hall, and the new Federation Square. You`ll stroll through the BOTANICAL GARDENS and explore CAPTAIN COOK`S COTTAGE. Also see the world renowned sporting arenas include the MCG and Rod Laver Arena, home of the Australian Tennis Open. During your stay, why not enjoy a visit to the Penguin Parade, or the magnificent full-day Great Ocean Road adventure? (B daily)
Day 8: MELBOURNE. Your city sightseeing includes all the highlights of this "Garden City." (B)
Day 9: MELBOURNE. Full day on your own to discover the Great Ocean Road or visit penguins. (B)
Day 10: MELBOURNE-AUCKLAND. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Auckland. The remainder of the day is free. (B)
Auckland, New Zealand. Haere Mai — welcome to Auckland, New Zealand. Three exciting days to explore this wonderful city known as the "City of Sails." Your included tour takes you to the top of Mount Eden where you have a stunning view of Auckland as well as Rangitoto Island, the volcano cone which dominates the inner harbor. The highlight of the tour is a visit to KELLY TARLTONS ANTARCTIC ENCOUNTER where you will see colonies of penguins playing in real ice and snow. Then travel beneath the ocean see a giant stingray, moray eels and come face to face Vits World the awesome predators of the deep — sharks, only inches away. Why not take an optional full-day excursion to Rotorua? You`ll travel through New Zealand`s largest dairy and sheep farming province to Waitomo Glowworm Caves, where you will be guided through this world famous cave formation, climaxed by drifting silently in a boat through a Glowworm Cavern lit up Vits World thousands of tiny glowworm lights. Once in Rotorua, New Zealand`s highest city at 1,000ft above sea level and located inside the rim of a volcanic crater, you`ll visit Rainbow Springs & Farm Show, home to rainbow trout and the flightless kiwi bird, before returning to Auckland via Te Whakarearewa, Rotorua`s most prominent thermal area Vits World New Zealand`s largest geyser, boiling mud pools and silica terraces. (B daily)
Day 11: AUCKLAND. Enjoy sightseeing in the "City of Sails." Go to the top of a mountain, see a volcano and visit an Antarctic exhibit, all in one day. (B)
Day 12: AUCKLAND. Full day at leisure for your own exploration. Or go on excursions to visit glowworm caves and geysers. (B)
Day 13: AUCKLAND-SYDNEY-DESTINATION. Your homebound flight today. (B)
SYDNEY City sightseeing
CAIRNS Half-day excursion to Green Island on the Barrier Reef
MELBOURNE City sightseeing and visit the Botanical Gardens and Captain Cook`s Cottage
AUCKLAND City sightseeing and visit Kelly Tarlton`s Antarctic Encounter
American breakfast (B) daily
Are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges when applicable
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Professional Tour Director while touring, Cruise Director on river cruises, host services on independent vacations, and hosts to assist you at airports and hotels
Hotels listed for each tour: twin-bedded rooms Vits World private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling
A variety of modes of transportation including private deluxe motor coach Vits World air-conditioning, extra leg room, and emergency washroom while touring
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Sydney (First-class). Your Hotel is the Corus Hotel Sydney, renowned for its ideal location, Vits World in easy walking distance to all major attractions.
Cairns (First-class). Your Hotel is the Pacific International Cairns, situated right on the Cairns Esplanade. Your hotel is perfectly positioned right opposite the new Esplanade Lagoon.
Melbourne (First-class). Your Hotel is the Mercure Hotel Welcome, Vits World a central city location, close to shops, restaurants, and Melbourne’s famous sporting venues.
Auckland (First-class). Your Hotel is The Heritage, overlooking Waitemata Harbour and Vits World in walking distance of the city’s many attractions. Enjoy the roof-top heated pool.
Air inclusive price includes flights from/to Los Angeles, including all intra-tour flights
Land-only price includes all intra-tour flights
Single room supplement: $500
Triple rooms are not available
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Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available at our low prices.
Departure/arrival taxes and fares from other cities will be advised at the time of booking.
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